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Re: Consecration of land and problems of the Templvm project

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:37 pm
by Tiberia Salvia Alba
You are not quite right. Imperium, from the Latin verb "imperare" - to command, in Ancient Rome is a public legal concept that characterizes the supreme executive power in the Roman community. The empire was used in the military sphere (militiae) and civil (domi). The one who was given empires could act on behalf of the state in all areas of public life. It gave powers to the magistrate: 1) the military, together with the right to life and death in relation to the subordinates, but only outside the limits of the pomerium; 2) civil: the right of jurisdiction, the imposition of penalties (fines, imprisonment, corporal punishment). It could have different spheres of application (military and / or civilian), different conditions and public legal mechanisms for implementation. From these mechanisms depended on how fully the magistrate could apply his emperium. The empire was given by the people after the elections by a special law in comitia curiata (lex curiata de imperio). I am a praetor, I was elected by a community of citizens of the Roman Republic, on this basis the curia commission gave me an empire. If you question this, on the grounds that the Imperium means disposing of someone's life or death, then you are wrong. I wrote about it. In addition, the decemvirs, possessing the emperium the right to life and death, did not possess.

Re: Consecration of land and problems of the Templvm project

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:54 am
by Gaius Florius Lupus
Salve Praetor!

Can you raise an army or take command of one? How many lictores do you have at your disposition to enforce the law? Without these conditions there is no imperium.
This is what I mean with role playing. Russia and Ukraine have a government. Our community and our magistrates are only about culture and religion, not actual politics and real military. Our institutions have no actual power. I do not understand, why we chose this administrative structure that detaches us from reality. Instead of magistrates we should have set up a proper Collegium Pontificum.
If the dedication of a temple has to be real, it has to include real government officials. Or we change the procedure according to modern legal necessities and get approval from the Collegium Augurum for it.

C. Florius Lupus